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French Bikers Oh So Sexy, Montreal Bixi City Bikes Are Here

Posted By G Monkie On May 31, 2009 @ 9:40 pm In Biking Monkie Style,Green Report / Media | 4 Comments

via Tamy’s Blog on Montréal tourisme-montreal.org

Get some exercise, explore the city and meet locals . . . by bike! It all started on May 12, 2009. Montréal has a brand new public bike system that will make it that much easier for tourists – and Montrealers – to take a spin around town. For only $5 a day, you can pick up a bike at any one of the 300 BIXI stations scattered about town. It’s easy. Just swipe your credit card in the solar-powered station and type in the code to unlock your BIXI bike. When you’re done with the bike, simply return it to the station closest to your destination. This is great news, considering Montréal is one of North America’s most cyclist-friendly cities. I took a BIXI bike for a ride on Monday and put together a little video of my favourite bike routes in Montreal! A definite must-see!

Videos After The Jump

What is the BIXI System?

The 3,000 BIXI bikes are unique. They were created specifically for the BIXI system. They are comfortable, safe, sturdy, easy to handle and suitable for a wide variety of users.

  • Attractive and practical carrying rack with elastic cord (8 kg capacity)
  • Front and back active lighting, on at all times
  • Reflectors on wheels
  • Easy-to-use 3 speeds with chain tightener to lower risk of chain derailing
  • Tires made for the urban jungle
  • Comfortable seat with standardized positioning heights, easily adjustable to the correct height for each trip
  • Low centre of gravity for greater stability
  • Internal front and rear brakes for greater safety
  • Chain protector integrated into bike structure to protect rider’s clothing
  • Innovative anti-theft system
  • Find out more about the new BIXI Bike system online at the Bixi Site.
    Tour is me Montreal BIXI Video.

    Bixi Promotional Information Video.

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